We’re all encouraged to do our bit for the planet. Whether you’re on a business or a leisure trip it makes perfect sense to stay at a green hotel and join in with us, doing our bit to protect the environment:
In the South West we are working to become one of the world’s most eco-friendly destinations, but we need your help. We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural assets and become a more sustainable destination.
Here are some ideas on how you can help:
Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating is on. The Energy Saving Trust provides information on what you can do at home. www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are
fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts. Ask us about local
markets or local and regional produce.
Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. You can also support us in our efforts to recycle – please ask staff for more details. www.recyclenow.com
The UK has rising costs for water treatment and flood defence so please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and adhere to towel policies or other water saving initiatives. www.wessexwater.co.uk/waterefficiency.
Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly. Ensure you follow the Countryside Code. www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk.
There are thousands of businesses in the British Isles working to reduce their carbon footprint throughthe Green Tourism Business Scheme. Businesses are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold for their efforts to be more sustainable. www.green-business.co.uk.
Here at Winford Manor, it is not easy to avoid arriving by car. However, for those guests who have arrived by public transport and can present a valid bus or train ticket, we will be delighted to take a 10% discount off your room rate.
We operate our own transfer service to the airport for a small fee. We try only to go on the ½ hour, in order to save making several unnecessary journeys with just one guest on board.